The Downs is heading into its third year this August and their first lineup announcement has blown previous years right out of the water. They’ve planned an unbelievable 10 hours of live music, headlined by one of hip hop’s all-time greatest, Ms. Lauryn Hill.  The Fugees singer, rapper and five times Grammy award-winning solo artist …

Dot to Dot festival have just dropped their first wave lineup announcement for this year’s May bank holiday festival. Bristol’s OG multi-venue festival, Dot to Dot is the brainchild of DHP Family and will be travelling to Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham over the course of one weekend this summer, with a hoard of some of the …

Trinity bubbles with anticipation. Jacob Collier is a musical prodigy. Playing more instruments than should be legal, the work that began with YouTube covers is now spilling into the real world. We’re met with an ecstatic Jacob. Raging onto the stage, he starts a call and response. After toying with us, his band punch into …

After tearing up the Motion complex for three years running, Sequences are back for 2019 with a new central Bristol location. They are promising the biggest year in Sequences history and they’re off to a flying start, today announcing DJ EZ as their first headliner. The original garage superstar never fails to sell out a …

What a gig! How to describe such breathtakingly beautiful sounds? Bristol’s own KOAN Sound duo Will Weeks and Jim Bastow gave a mind blowing aural and visual experience at their long awaited debut album launch last Thursday night. Arriving on the scene at the tender age of sixteen with dubstep hit Clowny/Blessed the two have …

It’s one thing having inspiring creatives in the music industry, but it’s another when these people give up their time to help others climb the ladder. Lizzy Ellis is one of these individuals who is driven by a passion to support others, helping many people along the way to develop a career in the music …

One of the underground’s biggest driving forces, Pinch is natural innovator, continually exploring new territory (then sending for the rest of us). The producer and Tectonic boss played a major role in establishing a dubstep scene in Bristol, co-founding the legitimately legendary Subloaded nights alongside Blazey Bodynod in 2004. It was the first major dubstep …

In an era where ‘secret’ warehouse raves are hosted by My Nu Leng and the police will shut down a 30-strong house party, it’s safe to say that the traditional rave scene that Bristol’s party culture was built on is no more. Thanks to the party-pooping Criminal Justice and Public Order Act passed in ’94 …

Dutch five-piece De Staat have something of a twinkle in their eye. Fronted by the hyper-talented Torre Florim, who sings, plays guitar, writes and produces for the band; the rock group embrace influences from R&B to art rock.  Their latest and fifth studio album Bubble Gum dropped last month, dealing with serious issues such as …

Bristol producer duo KOAN Sound are celebrating the release of their long, long-awaited debut album, more than a decade on from their first release. Having entered the ring at just 16 with dubstep hit Clowny / Blessed, the evolution of KOAN Sound is unparalleled – somehow retaining their original and unique style, while continually expanding …